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England player ratings: Harry Maguire has another stinker as Mason Mount denied goal by wonder save

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IT was a disastrous evening for Gareth Southgate and Harry Maguire as England crashed to a 1-0 defeat at home to Denmark.

The Manchester United defender was given his marching orders after two rash challenges in the first half.

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Harry Maguire was given his marching orders in the first halfCredit: Rex Features

It went from bad to worse for the Three Lions when Kyle Walker was adjudged to have conceded a soft penalty just four minutes later.

Christian Eriksen made no mistake from the spot and England showed little hope of forcing their way back into the contest with a lacklustre performance.

Here’s how SunSport’s Mark Irwin rated the England players.

Jordan Pickford: Continues to unsettle his defenders with his decision-making and it was his mix-up with Walker which led to Denmark’s penalty. Didn’t have much chance with Eriksen’s spot-kick right down the middle. 5

Kyle Walker: Extremely unfortunate to concede a penalty for his innocuous tussle with Thomas Delaney and didn’t look so comfortable when he was switched to full-back from central defence. 5

Conor Coady: Crucial early intervention to prevent low cross from reaching the lurking Dolberg, he has come from nowhere to emerge as England’s most reliable central defender. Mind you, that’s not saying a lot at the moment. 7

Reece James had an impressive game at right-back

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Reece James had an impressive game at right-backCredit: PA:Press Association

Harry Maguire: Disastrous night for the desperately out of form centre-half. Booked for a sixth minute lunge on Poulsen but didn’t learn his lesson and deservedly received a second yellow for another poor challenge on Dolberg after half an hour. 1

Reece James: Making his first start for England, the Chelsea youngster was the best player on the pitch at wing-back but was forced to take on a more defensive left-back role and curb his attacking raids following Maguire’s dismissal. 7

Kalvin Phillips: Neat and tidy in possession but England need more creativity in central midfield, especially when they are chasing the game and struggling to break down opponents who get everyone behind the ball. 6

Declan Rice: The West Ham youngster is starting to emerge as a quality performer at international level. His ability to pick a pass stood out like a sore thumb despite England being outnumbered in the middle of the pitch. 7

Ainsley Maitland-Niles: Unlucky to be taken off just 36 minutes into his first England start as Southgate was forced to go for a back four. Had struggled to make much of an impact before his time was up. 5

Mason Mount almost equalised but was denied by a brilliant save

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Mason Mount almost equalised but was denied by a brilliant saveCredit: Rex Features

Mason Mount: Combined well down the right flank with his Chelsea pal James and worked his way into some really promising positions in the channel. Denied his second Wembley goal of the week by a sensational save from Kasper Schmeichel. 7

Harry Kane: A night of pure frustration for the England skipper, who barely touched the ball in the Denmark penalty-area and had just one half-chance all evening. Dropped so deep to help out ten-man England but his selflessness left the team carrying no attacking threat. 6

Marcus Rashford: The nation’s sweetheart was guilty of giving the ball away far too easily and better teams than Denmark will capitalise on that generosity. Not one of his better England performances and he knows he needs to contribute more than this 5

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Tyrone Mings (for Maitland-Niles 36 mins). The Aston Villa stopper must really fancy his chances of an extended run in the team now that Maguire is in such wretched form.6

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (for Rashford 72mins) Unsettled Denmark with his physical presence. 6

Jadon Sancho (for Mount 72mins) Struggled to get into the game and didn’t have enough time to make an impact. 5

Jordan Henderson (for Rice 76mins) Not sure why he was introduced when England were in desperate need of a goal. 5

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Dortmund 2-0 Zenit: Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland provide late goals

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Borussia Dortmund needed a 78th-minute penalty from Jadon Sancho and a stoppage-time goal from Erling Haaland to beat visitors Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 in their Champions League Group F match on Wednesday.

The Germans, who lost their opener to Lazio, controlled the game from the start but carved out few chances before Vyacheslav Karavaev inexplicably wrestled Thorgan Hazard to the ground for Sancho to score from the spot.

Haaland added a second in stoppage time with a powerful run.

Borussia are on three points with Zenit bottom of the group after two defeats in two games. Club Brugge and Lazio are top on four points.

The hosts, buoyed by their derby win over Schalke 04 on the weekend, had possession from the start but could not break past a deep-lying Zenit.

Norwegian striker Haaland had their best chance of the first half when his powerful shot flew just wide after captain Marco Reus missed two good chances of his own.

After pressure straight after the restart, Dortmund quickly ran out of ideas on how to crack open the Russian defence.

With Zenit gradually growing bolder, it looked like the Germans would have to settle for a draw until Hazard was brought down and Sancho sent the keeper the wrong way and Haaland sealed the win.

Dortmund next travel to Club Brugge on Nov. 4 while Zenit host Lazio.

 

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MATCH FACTS 

Dortmund: Burki, Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro, Dahoud, Witsel, Sancho, Reus, Reyna, Haaland 

Zenit St Petersburg: Kerzhakov, Karavaev, Lovren, Rakitskiy, dos Santos Justino de Melo, Barrios, Erokhin, Kuzyaev, Valle da Silva, Driussi, Dzyuba

 

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Alvaro Morata has hat-trick of goals DISALLOWED for offside as Juventus lose to Barcelona in Champions League

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ALVARO MORATA had a hat-trick of goals DISALLOWED for offside as Juventus lost to Barcelona in the Champions League.

The former Chelsea striker was denied by VAR three times as Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi sealed a crucial 1-0 win for the La Liga side in Turin.

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Alvaro Morata had three goals disallowed by VAR against BarcelonaCredit: Reuters

Amazingly, the Spaniard has actually found the net 18 times this year – but 11 of them have now been ruled out for offside.

It is a feeling the 28-year-old is growing accustomed to and it has only been a few days since he last suffered the same frustration.

VAR scuppered him again on Sunday in domestic action on another frustrating night for Juve as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Verona in Serie A.

Before that he came into the clash in stunning form following his return to the Italian champions in the summer.

Morata had three goals in three games but he has now fired a blank in both thanks to the eagle eye of VAR.

Juventus won 2-0 at Dynamo Kiev last week in their opening group game but they were unable to find a way past Barcelona – despite the recent turmoil both on the pitch and off it at the Nou Camp.

Dembele broke the deadlock with just 14 minutes on the clock and they managed to hold on to that advantage until the dying stages.

Morata was not the only one feeling frustrated.

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And his team-mate Merih Demiral received his marching orders with five minutes to go after picking up a second booking for a foul on Miralem Pjanic 

Juventus, missing Cristiano Ronaldo after he tested positive for Covid-19 again, tried in vain to draw level.

But Messi kept his nerve to slot home a penalty in additional time to make it two wins from two in Group G.

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Man Utd vs RB Leipzig LIVE RESULT: Rashford hat-trick secures Red Devils rout in Champions League

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MANCHESTER UNITED have made it two big Champions League wins out of two, following last week’s win at PSG.

A goal from Mason Greenwood, an Anthony Martial penalty and a Marcus Rashford hat-trick leave the Red Devils very much in command of Group H.

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